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File #: 21-0828    Version: 1 Name: Purchase of Sodium Hypochlorite 12.5%
Type: Purchase Status: Passed
File created: 9/20/2021 In control: City Commission
On agenda: 10/6/2021 Final action: 10/6/2021
Title: MOTION TO APPROVE THE PURCHASE OF SODIUM HYPOCHLORITE 12.5% FROM ALLIED UNIVERSAL CORP ON AN AS NEEDED BASIS UTILIZING THE SOUTHEAST FLORIDA GOVERNMENTAL COOPERATIVE PURCHASING GROUP (CO-OP) BID #12525-312 IN AN ANNUAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $285,720.60, PURSUANT TO SECTION 35.18(C)(6) OF THE CITY’S CODE OF ORDINANCES.
Sponsors: Utility
Attachments: 1. 1. Co-Op Agreement
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MOTION TO APPROVE THE PURCHASE OF SODIUM HYPOCHLORITE 12.5% FROM ALLIED UNIVERSAL CORP ON AN AS NEEDED BASIS UTILIZING THE SOUTHEAST FLORIDA GOVERNMENTAL COOPERATIVE PURCHASING GROUP (CO-OP) BID #12525-312 IN AN ANNUAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $285,720.60, PURSUANT TO SECTION 35.18(C)(6) OF THE CITY’S CODE OF ORDINANCES.

Summary Explanation and Background

PROCUREMENT PROCESS TAKEN:

- Chapter 35 of the City’s Code of Ordinances is titled “PROCUREMENT PROCEDURES, PUBLIC FUNDS.”

- Section 35.18 of the City's Code of Ordinances is regarding "COMPETITIVE BIDDING OR COMPETITIVE PROPOSALS REQUIRED; EXCEPTIONS."

- Section 35.18(C) states that "Only the following situations are exempt from the competitive bid and competitive proposal requirements of this section:"

- Section 35.18(C)(6) states that “Cooperative purchasing plans are exempt from this section.”

- Section 35.21 of the City’s Code of Ordinances is titled “AWARD OF CONTRACT.”

- Section 35.21(A) of the City’s Code of Ordinances is titled “City Commission approval.”

- Section 35.21(A)(1) states, “An initial purchase of, or contract for, commodities or services, in excess of $25,000, shall require the approval of the City Commission, regardless of whether the competitive bidding or competitive proposal procedures were followed.”

SUMMARY EXPLANATION AND BACKGROUND:

1.  The City is responsible for providing chemicals for the operations of the Utilities Division including the Water Treatment Plant and the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

2.  The Utility Division utilizes Sodium Hypochlorite 12.5% for the treatment of water and wastewater.

3.  Currently, the City utilizes the Southeast Florida Governmental Cooperative Purchasing Group (Co-Op) Bid #12006-372 which has exhausted all renewal periods and will expire on October 2, 2021.

4.  On June 8, 2021, Bid #12525-312 was advertised by the City of Fort Lauderdale, as the lead agency for the Co-Op, for the purchase of Sodium Hypochlorite. On...

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